Solved

video->panoramic picture

Posted on 2010-08-22
5
262 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have a video that I would like to turn into a panoramic picture.  I suppose I could just strip out all the frames and use stitching software, but is there a all-in-one solution?  Some of the videos are HD so I hope the fact that it's a video isn't an issue.
0
Comment
Question by:jacksmind
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:fredshovel
ID: 33498430
A quick bit of Googling told me that Windows Live Photo Gallery (free) does exactly this:
here's the demo video:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows-vista/Demo-Create-a-panoramic-picture-with-Windows-Live-Photo-Gallery

NOTE: Here's how I get high quality photos from HD video. Just run the video in any player and pause the frame that you want (one at a time). Then hit Print Screen (PrtScn) on your PC keyboard.
I then use Adobe Photoshop Elements to open a new project and simply hit Ctl+V to paste the image into Photoshop. Save and then re-import into Windows Live Photo Gallery.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jacksmind
ID: 33507998
well this would require stitching framegrabs together.  I was wondering if there was a way to go directly from video.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:fredshovel
ID: 33508068
Don't know, but I personally wouldn't do it this way as you couldn't re-crop your images.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 33508291
stitching the clip is the only way to go it's referred to as videorama
your camera may have the software. since you have included high def video it may increased the risk of losing quality though.
otherwise you’ll need any of these
 Apple’s Final Cut Pro/ Macromedia’s Flash Pro or Photoshop, or
Arcsoft Panarama/ ulead cool
Panorama Maker 5 Pro includes videorama'
http://www.arcsoft.com/estore/software_title.asp?ProductCode=PMK5PRO
this one has a trial
Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X3—HD video-editing software
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Editors/Ulead-VideoStudio.shtml
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
jacksmind earned 0 total points
ID: 33547031
Sorry if I wasn't clear. But no, I do not want a videorama:

http://content.photojojo.com/diy/videoramas-stitch-digital-video-panoramas/

I want to take a single video that sweeps across a scene and turn that into a panoramic picture.  I found out that Pamorama Maker 5  is able to take a video and sweeping panorama and turn it into a panoramic picture  but it cost $80!

To answer my own question I found a cheap alternative:

In linux you can get all the stills of a video using

ffmpeg -i <videofile> output%d.png

Then using these hundreds of png files you can use the easy largely fully automated microsoft ICE software, drag and drop and then make a fairly decent panorama.  It is probably 10 times slower than Panorama Maker 5, but I also don't have to spend $80 on such a simple procedure.
0

Featured Post

Supports up to 4K resolution!

The VS192 2-Port 4K DisplayPort Splitter is perfect for anyone who needs to send one source of DisplayPort high definition video to two or four DisplayPort displays. The VS192 can split and also expand DisplayPort audio/video signal on two or four DisplayPort monitors.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I. Introduction In a previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Document_Imaging/A_6537-PaperPort-Upgrade-How-to-download-and-install-updated-versions-of-PaperPort-11-and-12.html) (now deprecated), I discussed how to upgrad…
All of the resources available today make learning a new digital media easier than ever-- if you know where to begin. This is a clear, simple guide to a few of the basic digital art mediums and how to begin learning them on your own.
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to import photos into Adobe Lightroom efficiently and to keep everything organized.
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question